US Election Assistance Commission--Diebold

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 14:26:13 CDT

Mark Radke, Diebold Election Systems Marketing Director
Addresses overvoting, undervoting, accessibility.

Undervote percentage 4.63 % with ??, higher with punched cards,
lower with optical scan, 0% with Diebold.

Meet or exceed Section 508 standard for accessibility.

Over 5000 ballot styles in several languages, including character
writing systems.

Claims 0 security problems in recent elections in Georgia and
Maryland.

130,000 visually impaired voters, voting unassisted.

So far, so good.

"Questions...are only theoretical."

"What is missing is real-world experience in the voting booth."

"The question of voter verification is a matter of public policy,
not technology. We will have the ability to retrofit [Diebold
products] to meet such requirements.

Claim Kern county [where Diebold has been decertified] reported
complete satisfaction with the results.

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
New voices in the global conversation
http://www.ryze.com/go/Cherlin
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